- (a.) Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated.
- (a.) Made smooth, as if polished.
- (v. t.) To make smooth in various senses
- (v. t.) To free from grit; to reduce to an impalpable powder or paste.
- (v. t.) To mix thoroughly, as liquids or semiliquids.
- (v. t.) To polish.
- (v. t.) To make smooth in action.
- (v. t.) Technically, to make smooth by rubbing in a moist condition between hard surfaces, as in grinding pigments.